More on investigating Wildlife Services’ activities

The Sacramento Bee gives citizens suggestions-

The Bee’s recent expose investigation of the activities of USDA-Wildlife Services predator control was read by many. Outrage is high and now more information is in the hands of the public. Earlier we covered efforts by two members of the House, bipartisan, to get a congressional investigation started.  We were short on suggestions, but now in an editorial, the Bee also has suggestions for the Obama Administration and the California state legislature on how to take action.

Recently, A person who knows Wildlife Services well told of his visit with a high WS Washington official. This “chat” told him that maybe the head or lead officials in the agency were not all that aware about the local arrangements the Service makes with non-federal politicians and private interest groups.  If this is true, an investigation by Congress or an internal one  by the Administration might do a lot of good.

Editorial: Put pressure on Wildlife Services. Sacremento Bee.






  1. Barb Rupers Avatar
    Barb Rupers

    Thanks, Sacramento Bee. Let’s hope our congressional members listen and cause some changes in the direction and activities of Wildlife Services. Speak up.

  2. Richard Eissinger Avatar
    Richard Eissinger

    Note the recent related article in the Salt Lake Tribune: Wharton: Nevada rancher upset with Utah coyote bounty hunters.
    Eastern Nevada rancher Don Adair is not happy with Utah hunters he says travel across the state line to kill coyotes and then return to the Beehive State to claim what has been a $20 bounty that will soon increase to $50.


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